Author Topic: Replacing Whirlpool direct washer clutch - C clip flew off and can't find it!  (Read 2794 times)

Offline jamesve

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Just like the title says. While I was replacing the clutch on my Whirlpool direct drive washer the stupid c-clip that holds the boot looking plastic piece on flew off. I spent a solid two hours searching for it in my garage and can't for the life of me find it. Needless to say I'm extraordinarily frustrated as I've already been down a week with the washer waiting on the kit to come.

How in the world do I get a new one of these? I can't seem to find any mention of it online.  

Offline jamesve

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Since "the boot looking plastic piece" isn't too specific, let me rephrase.

The brake cam c-clip is the more specific/correct time I'm guessing.

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Part number is W10083200.  I don't seem to have any old basket drives right now.  Otherwise I'd just send you one.  Here's a basket drive breakdown in case you lose anything else.  :)

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Well, I ended up finding it. It had landed on top of the intake manifold of a project car in the garage. Didn't even think to look there as I could've sworn I heard it bounce along concrete and thus figured it was on ground level.

So with my joy of finding the c clip and getting the clutch stuff back onto the gear box, I now have a separate problem.

The thrust washer on the clutch "bottoms out" onto the c clip area of the brake cam before the gear box is flush with the mounting brackets. I'm making sure that the brake cam isn't interfering/hitting the spring in the clutch. I know the thrust washer/lower c clip are on the proper place on the shaft. What gives?

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The wash basket has dropped down.  Turn the brake actuator to release the brake and push it back up.

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What exactly is the brake actuator?

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Oh I think I figured it out. I just pushed on the brake cam while simultaneously pushing up and that did it! Now to see if I can get the rest of it back together  :rofl:

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Thanks for all the help guys. I got it all back together and it works good as new now!


 

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